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Rarity Round-up 27th May to 2nd June 2017

The calm after the storm. After some sporadic heavy rain during the first forty-eight hours, warmer weather set in as winds swung between west and south-east and temperatures edged momentarily into the high twenties. As May turned into June, the … Continue reading

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Late Spring Round-up 22nd April to 26th May 2017

An exceptional five weeks With most of the common summer visitors having arrived by the end of the period, the focus was clearly on wetland migrants in what has undoubtedly become the best spring, locally, for many years. More specifically, … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 15th to 21st April 2017

The week remained largely dry, dominated initially by brisk north-westerlies, which gave way to a spell of north-easterlies and cold overnight temperatures for a short spell during the latter part of the period. Allowing extra birding time for some, the … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 8th to 14th April 2017

For the first two days of the period, an eastwardly-moving high pressure system drew deeply into southern Europe, sucking up warm, southerly winds and producing a summer teaser of local temperatures hitting the mid-twenties. This proved highly conducive to migration … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 1st to 7th April 2017

With the country under the influence of a slowly moving high pressure system, the weather remained dry and relatively warm, with southerly winds at the beginning of the period changing briefly to north-easterlies, before reverting to southerly at the week’s … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 25th to 31st March 2017

Spring ramped up this week, local temperatures topping 20ºC as winds turned southerly. With winter well and truly on the retreat, more summer birds arrived, including firsts of Common Tern, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Swallow, House Martin and Yellow Wagtail … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 18th to 24th March 2017

Despite the winds coming from the south-west, the majority of the week remained cold as a North Atlantic low dragged winds down from northern latitudes and these were subsequently replaced by easterlies at the week’s end. Summer migrants continued to … Continue reading

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